On Friday with the plunge in the price of oil to around $66, the XOP ETF collapsed over 12% falling $7.38. The drop itself was overdone in my opinion but as it is a basket of oil stocks, there really is not much one can say except that this shows that ETFs are not really safer than holding individual stocks, in my opinion. XOM for example fell $3.54 for a drop of 4.17% and Chevron fell $6.24 for a drop of 5.42%. Neither of these big caps came close to falling the same as the XOP ETF and that is part of the reason I stay with big cap stocks. ETFs tend to be filled with a lot of stocks both large and small which can make holding ETFs painful at times. I prefer what I consider a safer bet with the large cap stock of XOM which I have traded for years without any losses.
That said, this year I have traded on and off in XOP ETF partly to let other investors see how to trade a volatile ETF for additional income and how to protect trades in such a volatile ETF.
This article discussed the latest trade positions in XOP ETF and how I am putting in place the rescue strategy that will be used to keep this trade profitable and my capital working hard while avoiding assignment of shares or any loss to my capital.
XOP ETF Rescue Strategy
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